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VOL. 1 NO. 3 

NOV. 1, 1974 


Submitted by Financial Committee Donald Kemp, Cathy Bertelli, Francis Trevisanl, and 

Nina Michaud 

m light of the origin of the Student Activity funds and its basic purposes it is the goal 
of the Student Government Association to prevent the abusive use, misappropriation or 
illegitimate usage of said funds which are annually allotted to college activities by the 
Student Government In conjunction with the College. Therefore, the 1974-75 student Gov- 
ernment Association in such effort declares the following categories as inappropriate use 
of student Activity funds: 

1. purchase of subscriptions 

2. Any expense of food as a travel item 

3. For the direct funding of a credited course 

4. For the purchase or maintenance of college property. 

Monies will therefore not be allotted for any of the aforementioned items or fac- 

SUBSCRIPTIONS: provision for subscriptions for a special interest is annually made with 
the library. Upon recognition of an established need or interest the library should be con- 

FOOD: The purchase of food as a Travel item is seen as abuse of Student Funds. For the 
purpose of consistency and correction, food shall be an expense incurred to another source 
(personal, etc.). 

CREDIT COURSE: Student Activity Funds should not be used for the funding of any credited 
course, past precedent does not establish just right, therefore, the Student Government 
Association does not believe in the use of Student Funds for the financing of academic cour- 

COLLEGE PROPERTY: Student Funds shall not be used for the specific purchase of prop- 
erty used for an accredited course. College property may be defined as items which should 
not or are not purchasable after use by the student. 

OFFICE EXPENSES: - Paper Postage General Supplies 

General SGA 50 Roams. . . . $125.00. . . .$20.00 

Band 4 Reams. . . . 20.00. . . 5.00 

Choral Arts 8 Reams. . . . 20.00. . . 5,00 

Cultural Events 1 Ream 5.00. , . 400.00 

Cycle 5 Reams. . . . 125.00, . . . 20.00 

L.LV.E. 4 Reams. . . . 0.00. . . . 10.00 

Nursing Assoc. 2 Reams. . . . 20.00. . . . 20.00 

Theatre Workshop 2 Reams. . . . 10.00. . . . 30,00 

Women's Co-op 5 Reams. . . . 10.00. . . . 20.00 

@ $4.00 per Ream 81 Reams $335.00 $=330,00 Total $1,189,00 

SCRIMSHAW: $2,500.00 

C YCLE: - Secretary $460.00 m Student compensation Account 

Travel 250,00 m Travel Account 

Postage. 125.00 m office Expenses Account 

Office s-Jpplles 40.00 m office Expenses Account 

Telephone 50.00 in Telephone Account 

Film Development & printing. . . 250.00 

printing Costs (paper) $8,000.00 

Total $9,175.00 m Cycle Account $8,250.00 


postage $20.00 In office Expenses Account 

Office supplies 30.00 m office Expenses Account 

Community project 50.00 

(Christmas Wrap-In) 

Travel 100.00 In Travel Account 

$200.00 m Nursing students 



Telephone $25.00 In Telephone Account 

Postage 10.00 in Office Expenses Account 

Office supplies and Paper 40.00 m Office Expenses Account 

Events for workshop Days 250.00 m Cultural Events Account 

Total Allotted 

$325.00 in Women's Co-op 


Office Expenses $30.00 m Office Expenses Account 

Ashby Field station 200.00 

Total Allotted $230.00 In LJ.V.E, Account 


a) $100.00 per class for sophomores, juniors and seniors totalling 


b) $400.00 for traditional SGA scholarships awarded for service 
through SGA to the .College Community. Two $200.00 awards 

totalling $400,00. 

All scholarships are for study at Fltchburg state college. Every 
voting member of the Council is eligible for (b) but no one per- 
son may receive awards from both categories. 

CONCERTS: - $2,000.00 per class for four classes totals 




ALL COLLEGE PICNIC: - For food, rides, bus, etc., based on 
1974 figures. Base allottment 


SGA SECRETARY (2) 5 hours/day @ $3.00 an hour - $10.00 per 
day $ 10.00 x 5 days - $50.00per week 
$50,00 per week x 30 weeks - $1,500.00 

Cycle Secretary (1) 10 hours per week x $2,00 - $20.00 per 

week $20,00 per week x 23 weeks - $460,00 

Total Student Compensation 




TELEPHONE: - General SGA. , , .$300.00 

Band io,O0 

Collective Bargaining . 75,00 

Choral Arts Activity. . , , . 20.00 

Cultural Events ,....,. 150.00 

Cycle 50.00 

Theatre Workshop 25.00 

Women's Co-op. „ 25,00 

All organizations have been asked to place collect calls to 
cooperating agencies in all possible Instances. 

rRAVEL: - General SGA. $350,00 

Choral Arts * 750,00 

Cycle 250.00 

FIAAi 600,00 

Nursing Students Association 100.00 

Band. 610.00 


$ 700.00 


Office expenses and paper $38.00 m Office Expense Account 

Telephone 25.00 m Telephone Account 

Postage 10.00 m Office Expense Account 

Expenses for three productions 420,00 

janitors and police service 630.00 In Cultural Events Account 

Total Allotted 


$1,123.00 In Theatre Workshop 


Music $1,500.00 

Travel , 750,00 m Travel Account 

Telephone 20,00 in Telephone Account 

postage 20.00 m office Expenses Account 

Office Supplies and paper 25.00 In Office Expenses Account 

Spring concert 48.00 m Cultural Events Account 

Total Allotted $2,363,00 In Choral Arts $1,500.00 

DEBATE: - $2,800.00 blanket figure equalling last year's appropriation. 
The organization's budget request was found highly out of 
proportion to decreased funds available. $2 800.00 

BAND: - See attached form. ji 752,00 


Office Expenses , $400.00 In Of Ice Expenses Account 

Telephone 150.00 In Telanhone Account 

Events for women's Co-op ......... 250.00 

Events for L.I.V.E. . , 250,00 

Police and janitors for Band 800.00 

Police and janitors for 

Choral Arts , 48.00 

Police and janitors for 

Theatre Workshop 630.00 

Campus Events 26,450.00 

(Speakers, plays, Movies, 
Fine Arts Festival, etc.) 

Total Allotted $28,978,00 In Cultural Events $28,428.00 


Due to the projected decreased college enrollment and various circumstances which 
yearly determine the overall Student Activity budget, It must be stated that the overall 
finances available for 1974-1975 are estimated to be substantially less than the prior school 
year, particularly, this hasnecessitatedthatthe Choral Arts Musical production be dropped 
totally from the budget. It Is hoped In the next year that we will be able to afford the luxury 
of a musical production once again. 

It is asked that all organizations be mindful of the decreased financial resources 
available for this 1974-1975 year. Many organizations have received financial cutbacks 
or prior year allotments despite rising costs and increased membership. Much consider- 
ation has been given to all financial aspects in determining this budget. Therefore, the 
Student Government Association asks that all organizations cooperate In working within this 
financial framework. 

Cont. Page 4 





Twice each year an awesome and mysterious tradition which dates back to pre- 
historic times is repeated. Tens of millions of birds leave their summer homes in the 
fall to fly - often for thousands of miles across oceans and continents - to their winter 
homes. In the spring this rich pageant is repeated as birds return to their ancestral 
breeding grounds. The puzzle of migration which has fascinated mankind for millenla 
is beginning to yield to the Investigations of dedicated students. We know general routes 
of travel we are aware of the locations of the summer and winter homes of most species, 
we have 'learned of sum* of the clues used by birds to guide their extended migrations - 
stars sun earth's magnetic field, landmarks and so on - but much more remains to be 
learned of the hows and whys of this mass mo /emeut of intense and lovely creatures., 

Migration is a time fraught with hazards. Historic dangers such as storms, pre- 
dation, lack of food and losing the way are now augmented by habitat destruction, expo- 
sure to pesticides and accidents resulting from collisions with man-made structures. 
Light houses, lighted skyscrapers, and radio and television towers some of which rear 
hundreds of feet Into the air kill hundreds of thousands of birds annually. The mass death 
of birds at the prudential Tower in Boston during the '60's is but one example. These 
collision -kills occur both in spring and fall but are most spectacular In the fall presum- 
ably because of the very large number of young, Inexperienced birds at that season. 

Every expanse of glass exacts its toll and for years a few birds have 'ieen killed 
here at FSC by flying into windows. With the recent completion of the Union- 
Library Billdlng it seems that the problem may have grown significantly. A few spec- 
imens and stories of many birds being killed have come to me from FSC students and 
staff including one report of a wave of small yellowish birds (warblers?) that struck the 
wludows and perished together. 

This years toll is nearly over as migration wanes. I did not awaken to the problem 
soon enough. I would, however, like to determine quantitatively the kinds and numbers of 
birds that are killed by flying Into the windows of the buildings here at FSC for the re- 
mainder of this fall and throughout each successive spring and fall migration, to do 
this survey I need your help, please bring any birds found dead on the main FSC camp'is 
to the Biology Department, include with the birds a note describing day, time, place and 
finder (soft lead pencil or India Ink please). The birds will be placed carefully in plas- 
tic bags together with the data and preserved for future study. 

Results of the survey will be reported periodically In the Cycle and posted In the 
Biology Department. 

To do this study properly I need your cooperation. Oil 1 ? YOU will be there at the 
right time and place to obtain the birds before they are lost forever, one of the men res- 
ponsible for the new building said many birds had been killed this fall but "the cats get most 
of them." This early disappearance of the bodies of small animals has coufused the re- 
sults of manv field studies. Wildlife biologists have confirmed that birds the size of 
BuVvhlte Quail are completely removed by scavengers within 24 to 48 hours of death. The 
situation may well be worse with city cats. Thus your timely cooperation Is essential 
if a reasonably complete assessment of this tragic 'migration sample' is to be obtained 
We need as close to 24 hour a day daily samples as we can get. perhaps if we can find 
out accurately what kind? How many? and at what time? we can take steps to reduce 
the toll. 

May I count on your help? 

F.W. Davis 
Biology Department 

Meet Terry Carsten 

by William craigue 

Ms. Teresa Carsten is a new faculty member with particular qualifications in the 
instruction of photography. In the Spring she will be offering a course In photography 
concentrating on technique. Ms. Carsten will cover such questions as why people photo- 
graph, how people photograph and how does one succeed where others fall. 

Ms. Carsten has had much experience behind a camera. She started at the age of 
eight with a Brownie Hawkeye recording such things as birthday parties and family events. 
In high school she took a course in photography. At this time she reflects, "As a woman 
I wasn't really expected to succeed." m college she crashed a photography class for 
lour years. The photography class was taught by the accomplished Oscar Bailey. Ms. 
Carsten explained the situation with Oscar Bailey. "I was only showing up for Mr. Bailey's 
night classes." Oscar Bailey said to her one day well into the semester, "Terry, I will 
have to fall you If you don't come to my day classes." Ms. Carsten proceeded to tell 
him that she was not enrolled in his class. He let her remain and later she completed a 
formi! course with him. After college, she got a job in arts and crafts that also dealt 
-with photography. Ms. Carsten then spent some time outside the country and returned 
to Boston about eight years ago. "photography," she said, "has always been a parallel 
la my life all the way down the line." Last year she worked with peter Lorenz who was 
■working with Minor White over at M.I.T. 

Currently, Ms. Carsten is preparing for an exhibition at Boston City Hail for April 1. 
"Whether it gets off," she said, "is another question." Ms. Carsten is In the process 
of printing her first book of photographs, and recently completed malting the plates herself. 
Trie book should be out in December. The book will consist of seven poems and seven 
photographs and will be compiled by a friend and herself. Mv. Carsten Is also an offset 
printer so that the quality will be hers. 

Ms. Carsten usually works with a 2 1/4" and a 4 - 5" negative. Now, she is Into 
toial values; in other words, how one can compose a picture and be aware of what it will 
look like before it is taken. A large negative gives her a more useful negative. In photo- 
graphy she says you must know the language. "Once you know the language you have 
unlimited freedom. But until you know the process; until you know what a camera can or 
cannot do; until you know what the film can do; then you have no freedom. You are limited 
by the chemic-il process. Once you mister the chemical process you can become more 
creative." To her photography Is an obsession. "Once you get Into photography expect 
to spend most of your tim*- and money, especially your money." 

Ms. Carsten is a perfectionist, whatever she does is a reflection on herself. "I 
am not out to make photographers, but to train people to mak^ visual judgements, whether 
you use the camera or just your eyes," Ms. Carsten never stops learning about photo- 
graphy. For example, she spent the past year experimenting and exploring the tech- 
nical process all over again, and is now working on a doctorate at Boston University In 
how people see and percleve through the medium of photography. 


Thanks to the revolt 
against 'lrrelevent' cour- 
ses on the campus in the 
1960's, administrators, are 
able to meet rising costs in 
the 1970's. 

Now that most colle- 
ges and universities have 
dropped foreign language 
requirements, a not-sur- 
prising thing has happened: 
Most college and universi- 
ty students no longer take 
foreign language courses. 

The resultlsthatthere 
is a lot of faculty deadwood 
that can be weeded out. sc- 
hools have typically cut their 
foreign language depart- 
ments In half or even more. 
Think on how much 
could be saved If our Insti- 
tutions of higher learning 
were to cut out other Mr- 
relevancies' like English 
Literature for science Ma- 
jors, science courses for 
English majors, history for 


courtesy of p. pinet 

What's In A Name 
How You Get It! 

Robert A. Stone 

In a recent news release, professor Douglas Hebb, 
President of the Fltchburg state college Education As- 
sociation, raised strong objections to the naming of one 
of the buildings at Fltchburg state. 

According to Hebb: "The FSCEA objected (Oct 21) 
to the unilateral decision by the board of Trustees of 
the Massachusetts state colleges naming one building 
at Fltchburg. The Association challenges the Board's 
act as In violation of the Intent If not the letter ("that 
will be decided elsewhere) of the agreement between the 
Board and the Association signed May 28, 1974." 

Two letters were later sent out to reinforce the 
Associations Intent to participate in a committee de- 

"On July 15th the Association sent a letter to the 
President of Fltchburg state College, specifically in- 
forming him of our Intent In participating in such a 
committee approach. On Oct. 2nd the Association sent 
a letter to the Chairperson of The Board of Trustees 
Informing her of our concern that naming decisions be 
through the procedures provided for In our agreement. 
To date we have had no response to either letter " 
Hebb said. ' 

on September 30, the president of the Association 
was Informed that, "the matter of naming one of the 
resident halls was under way, would the Association 
care to identify some faculty members to sit In on the 
matter." The decision on the naming had to be reached 
by 5:00 p.m. that day, he was informed. 

The Association's president felt that he could not 
support such, "precipitous action In an area of consid- 
erable sensitivity." He offered a suggestion that "re- 
course to the agreement of May 28 -namely the community 
wide governance machinery of The All College council." 
This was denied. 

Prof. Hebb also Indicated that the Association is not 
objecting to the name of the resident hall-per se-but 
the procedures followed by the Board. 

He strongly emphasized that "the Association plans 
to exhaust all procedures and processes available to 
maintain the integrity of its agreement." 

-*- STATE ELECTIONS - NOV. 5 , 1974 



To the Editor: 

"Letters to Kaye" 
seems to reflect a high de- 
gree of Intelligence at the 
Cycle. Doesn't Kaye have 
anything {setter to do than 
edit letters about horned-up 
broads and flashbacks from 
adolescence? I suggest that 
Kaye relinquish her efforts 
to compete with Abby and 
Ann. We don't need to hear 
that crap. It's a waste of 
space that could be used for 
sports. Besides it's about 
as funny as sitting on a fire 
hydrant. Kaye is the one that 
needs help. on second 
thought, leave the space blank 
that would be a true reflec- 
tion of the concern at FSC. 


Editor's Note; 

We realize that your 
opinion of the "Letters to 
Kaye" column is Just that - 
an opinion. We have many 
people writing to Kaye, and 
there are those who really 
like the column. 

Our point Is this: If we 
had enough sports articles to 
print we would! Nothing 
printed In the cycle Is a 
"waste" . . . we publish 
E VER YTHING handed in 
from students! If more peo- 
ple, especially those who 
PARTICIPATE in athletics, 
would take more pride in 
their sports to take the time 
to submit an article, you can 
be sure of Its publication. 

To the Editor: 

The junior class of- 
ficers would like to thank 
publicly Miss Florence scar- 
paci for her help and efforts 
In the painting of murals on 
the science building windows. 
Without her cooperation the 
event would not have been 


Sue Russell 
Ron Colbert 
Helen Dargle 
Cheryl Ashly 


gone away 

but so went the leaves son! 

some never see the coming. 

and i said "have a good summer" 

i hope it was- 

some smirked knowingly 

"boy, is he lost"! 

may they someday own agoodmlrrorl 

musical tones 

the place felt like home 

and now just "that" room again 

1 suppose some might say 
we'll replace him ok 

still, to many 

for the things that you tried 

for the times 

for the smile THANK YOU 

Don Geneau I. A. Dept. 




Kendra Therlault 

A new English program is scheduled to begin next 
semester designed to allow B.A. and B.S. majors on- 
the-job experience In such fields as journalism, social 
service agencies and television. The work-study program 
will later also encompass openings in business corpora- 
tions, advertising and public relations. 

Interested juniors and seniors will be working full 
time for 12 adademic credits, seminars, Including dis- 
cussions, reading lists and research papers, will be 
worth an additional three credits. The program, then, 
Is worth a total of 15 credits. 

Students will be selected for various jobs according 
to personal interests and availability, interviews with 
perspective employers will be arranged through the Eng- 
lish department. 

Once the program Is In effect, an English professor 
will supervise each student and make three on-the-job 
visits to the job site. 

Even greater Importance will be placed on the 
employer's evaluation of the student's work. Evalu- 
ation forms provided by the English department, are 
used to judge the student's organizational ability, ini- 
tiative, dependability and the student's capacity to relate 
to co-workers. 

job openings at this time include: 
-Channel 3 

-Community Advancement program 
-Community Action Committee 
-Legal Aid Society 
-Mass Society for prevention of Cruelty to Children 

Students working for channel 3 will be exposed to 
all phases of television production: script writing, cameras, 
lights and on-camera interviews. The job will culminate 
with an hour documentary produced by the student. 

The Community Advancement Program deals with 
juvenile delinquents. Students, under careful supervision, 
will counsel 13 to 18 year old youths, students will at- 
tempt to find jobs for their clients, talk with the client's 
family and deal with court cases. The students will also 
help organize new programs at the center and work In 
public relations. 

The Community Action Committee helps people In 
disadvantaged groups, students will help solve problems 
related to housing, employment and education. 

Students placed at the Legal Aid society will In- 
terview clients, Investigate cases for pertinent infor- 
mation, present material to the client's lawyer and sug- 
gest approaches to the client's case. 

In most aspects, the student will be functioning as 
a lawyer except for not going to court with the client. 

All job placements will be carefully supervised by 
the job employers. payment for the work done will be 
In academic credit not in pay. 

The work-study program Is definitely worth looking 
into. All English majors who would like an interesting 
and challenging spring semester, should see Mr, pally 
at the English department In Miller Hall. 


Grandad MHovanovic 
sure knows how to spoil the 

After working 40 years 
for the Yugoslav railroad 
and raising 3 daughters, he 
decided to draw up a will be- 
queathing his entire prop- 
erty to his three grandsons. 

The only stipulation Is 
that they have to squander 
the whole sum. 

"I have had a hard 
life," explains Mtlovano- 
vlc, "Youth passed quickly 
and I have never got around 
to go on a drinking spree 
once. What I failed to do I 
wish my grandsons to mak* 


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- CO\rs 


Roger F. Holmes 
Award Reminder 

you are reminded that this year, 1974-75 a $100 
reward will be made to some student for a paper in the 
historiograph! c mode. Some of the details are given 
here; others may be determined by checking with 
Hebb of the History Dept. 

In 1971 the Department of History and Geography, 
seeking to honor the long services of professor Holmes 
to the department, the college and the general community, 
assumed responsibility for sponsoring the Roger F. Holmes 
Award. Contributions to the Fund were made by members 
of all departments of the college and hy the general coi 
munlty. The plan of the Fund is to make an annual award 
to the student submitting the hest paper to the Department 
of History and Geography in the historical style. The 
contest, by vote of the department, Is open to all under, 
graduates, regardless of major, papers are limited in 
topics only to the extent that they must relate to the hui 
experience and that they be developed in accordance with 
the historical method, papers offered in competition must 
be presented to the chairman ui me uepartmtmt of History 
and Geography by September 1, 1975, 

The papers offered must, in order to receive con- 
sideration, represent standards of good composition and 
term paper style. While students are encouraged to submit 
papers previously turned In as part of course work, the; 
are advised that only clean copies will be considere-l. 
Of course the college rules about plaigarism prevail. 
is expected that the normal amount of direction usually 
provided by a professor to a student in preparing a ten 
paper will obtain. Whatever the area, topic, or subject 
developed by the paper, the approach must be more than 
antiquarian; the paper must clearly state a thesis and, 
within the limitations of an undergraduate paper, prove 

Interested students are advised to check with Mr. 
Hebb for details as to the style requirements of the paper. 
If you decide to enter the competition, register with the 
chairman of the Department of History and Gwography 
and obtain a number to be used by you in place of your 
name on the title page of your paper. 


With Christmas just a 
little mure than two months 
away, it's about tlm- to 
start thinking about what to 
buy that certain someone who 
has everything. 

Naturally there are 
people who spend all their 
time just thinking up things 
to sell to people who are 
hiiylflg gifts for people who 
have e.'^rvihins;. And tins 
year the top item nn the list 
is just ideal for your natur- 
alist friends -- a mouse 

The raiifh is a 12-foot 
square plastic extravaganza 
that romes completely 
equipped with everything but 
the mice. For S3500, the 
ranch com^s with Its own lit- 
tle building, watering tanks, 
feed bins, fencing, a wind- 
mill, and silver-plated 
"roundup tweezers." 

The "paradise for 
mice" Is built hy Neiman- 
Marrus of Texas foranyone 
who has "ever dreamed of 
hecoming a cattle baron" but 
presumably never had the 
time. It's just the thing if 
you're looking for a range 
war with your neighborhood 
ant farmer. 



Editor in chief . . 
Associate Editor 
photography Editors 

Sports Editors . . , 

Feature Editor 

. , Lon Bartellonl 

. . Stephen Nlkltas 

, William Cralgue 

Cliff D.i/'s 

Valerie Koitrolus 

Sharon scovlll 

. . Susan Manjsello 

Contributors: J. E'JJa, N. Bartley, B. Stone, L. T'wrrlen, R. Gallant, S. Flanagan, S. Mm- 
zello, K. Therlault, W K'ng, R. Davis, W. Richardson, c. Larkham, J. Harasiak and a cast 
of thousands... 
Special thanks to our typist, Lvnn Messier 


MORE COURSES? Band Bud s et Cont - 

Is a priority of student concern at F.S.C. new courses and broader educational 
topics'' m an effort to provide a broader scope of education and alternate courses on 
this campus, the student Government has acted to provide non-credited mini courses in 
supplement to the traditional academic courses at F.S.C. _ 

These non-credited mini courses bring to the campus (1) expanded topics (bartending, 
art of terrariums silver crafting) (2) shorter - (mini) course duration (courses last 
an average of 2 - 3 nights) (3) as well as alternate types of creative education (shorter, 
DIFFERENT courses are supplemental to a traditional F.S.C. education). 

To begin S G.A. sponsored a Mixology Coarse (bartending) on October 17 and 18 
from 6:30 - 9:00 ' p.m. Eighty students registered and completed this course at the cost 
of $15 per student. All materials were provided and included: liquor, manual, garnishes, 
Instruction, wine and cheese, etc. Eighty-three students indicate that there is a desire 
for such alternate, mini courses. 

To continue, student opinion on desirable topics is needed, to represent your 
ideas please complete the following questionaire. Please help the S.G.A. to serve your 


Is the idea of supplementing traditional F.S.C. course with such mini courses favorable? 

yes No 


Areas of Interest are: 

silver crafting 





art of terrarium making 


please return to cycle or S.G.A. offices. 

After a Financial Committee hearing for the purpose of funding the Fltphburg State 
College Band, the Financial Committee has agreed to fund this organization according to 
the following proposal: 

1. The 1974-1975 Student Government Association agrees to donate all musical 
instruments, music and uniforms, formerly purchased by the student Government Asso- 
ciation, to Fitchburg state College, said articles will thereupon become College property 
for the purpose of maintaining the musical Integrity of Fitchburg State College. 

2. Upon acceptance of the above statement, the Student Association 
recognizing past contributions of the Band to the culture of Fitchburg state College and 
In light of maintaining the musical integrity of the College Community, we agree to fund 
the following: 

The Band shall be allotted a total of $1,752.00 as a blanket budget to be Itemized 
before Its utilization according to the financial priorities established by the Band organiza- 
tion. The Student Government Association anticipates cooperative financial support from 
other college sources to maintain the quality of the Band. The Student Government Asso- 
ciation does not feel that it should be or could be the only financial supporter of this Ac- 

Student representation to the S.G.A In conjunction with the Dean of students and the 
President of the College determines final appropriations. Constructive criticism Is wel- 
come but representation is needed also. Since the budget is determined yearly, every 
spring, student input Is needed now and continuously. The budget appropriations reflect 
student priorities only in proportion to the number of students who respond, in an effort 
to determine student priorities, this year's Student Government Is seeking Input early. 
Input Is preferred In writing for future reference (to be given to financial cominfttee) but 
Is not essential. 
The Student Government Association 



■"■ s~g~ 

^g 1 ■SE 1 -JE-- 

$$$$ SAVE 45 $$$$ 

Student Body Assembly 

At 1:00 PM (All College Period) Weston Aud. 

* An increase of $15.00 in the FSC Athletic Fee 
has been proposed. 

* The opening of the Student Union necessitates 
a fee-* $30.00 per year has been proposed. 

Represent your opinions by your presence & your vote since 
actual voting will be done at the assembly. A majority 

must be found at FSC! 


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Fraternities and sororities are often known as the 
source of a good time on campus. When you tell people 
you are a frat man, they may tend to be down on you for 
being here solely for a good time, fun and games instead 
of an education. To some, the fraternity system seems to 
be withering away. This may be true, and some of these 
reasons may well be valid, as can be seen since most of the 
DeoDle on this campus seem hostile or Indifferent to the 
Greek letter system. BUT, all of the aforementioned reasons 
for avoiding membership In a frat do not apply to usl 
We, the brothers of APO, regret to see this chapter of 
a great national organization slowly sinking into the tar pit 
like a great mastodon of old. we have two things in common; 
a feeling of brotherhood and friendship, and sadness that APO 
may die before us (all 4 of us). 

This article is a plea. I pledged APO at Its zenith, and 
its decline in the past 3 years would make a very nostalgic 
Cycle article in itself. However, If you came to school for a 
more stimulating college environment than beer and pretzels, 
please read on. 

I could not live with my conscience if I let APO pass 
Into the realm of distant memory without a fight, MEN - 
we need you, lest we become extinct like so many passenger 
pigeons before us. Maybe you have realized we are a 
little-known fraternity here on campus. We are a branch of a 
national service fraternity, and try to combine both service 
projects and social events In our calendar. I could probably 
fill a half page with our past accomplishments, but that is not 
important. What Is Important, is the future, In fact, whether 
we have one or not is the issue. We are making at least 
one last attemptto roundup enough pledgesto keep APO on Its 
feet. Remember the book exchange? Without your help, 
there is not enough manpower to run It. This is only one 
of our services to the college community. What It will be 
In the future is up to you, the Spring pledge class. 

In past years, pledges were required to meet and get 
signatures from all active brothers, quite a feat when there 
were 50; quite ridiculous now that there are four. Also 
required were a minimum of service hours helping others 
here and in the surrounding community. What Spring pledg- 
ing will be is up to those of you who answer the call, as well 
as the present brothers. 

In closing, I'd just like to say that we will not sink 
Into the beyond without a final appeal to make our presence 
known. Come join us, and know you've had a hand In our 
survival. If you are interested, please contact one of us 
through the campus mailbox: 

John Nott - Mail Box #809 

John Boisvert - 60 Highland Ave. - Tel. 345-7295 


AT Filehburg State College 
ON November 26, 1974 

Seniors and Graduate students sign up now 
with placement for an interview. For more 
Information, contact the Placement office. 



Two university of Tor- 
onto psychologists report 
that persons who quickly fall 
head-oven heels In love are 
apt to be people who believe 
that the fates, the stars or 
cosmic forces guide their 

On the other hand, say 
psychologists Kenneth and 
Karen Dion, people who are 
highly rational or pragma- 
tic almost never fall In love 
at first sight. 

The Dions, writing in 
PSYCHOLOGY say theyhave 
also discovered a difference 
between the way men and 
women deal with their emo- 
tions when they are in love. 

Women, they report, 
are more likely to be ela- 
ted and euphoric when In 
love: men, on the other 
hand, often find love dis- 
ruptive and uncomfortable 
and commonly lose sleep 
over it. 



Joseph D^rant 
Francis Gulndon 
George Merriam 
Francis ptleckl 
Lawrence Qulgley 

George Aziz 
David Ryder 

George James 
Lawrence Ovian 

John Boursy 
Michael Rlvard 

Louise Keenan 
William Fltzgibbon 

Robert Lee 
Thomas Coates 



All-College Council 
Norman Carson 
Katherlne Flynn 
Douglas Hebb 
Reginald O'Neill 
Robert zottoli 

Educational Affairs Committee 
William Brown 
Robert Shaughnessy 

Long-Range planning Committee 
Patricia BarbaresI 
Robert Champlin 

Finance Committee 
Elizabeth Kruczek 
Caroline Murphy 

Student Life Committee 
Paul Girling 
Helene Riley 

Governance Review 
Marian Cusbman 
George Miller 

Michael Hall 

Walter King 

Nina Michaud 

Stephen Niklta* 

W, Scott Turner 

The Finally Made It! 

As you've probably noticed, the once crazlly dressed 
( or undressed) people running around campus don't look so 
hilarious anymore. They're now wearing (he attire of their 
favorite social group. Due to the fact that these pledgers 
really worked their tails off we feel we owe them a special 
pat on the back. Congratulations! 

Fred Baran 
Jerry Burke 
Duane Chilcot 
Mark Coughlin 
Bill "Hick" Goss 
Mike Grenler 

Jerry Clancy 
Larry jeznach 
Danny Lebel 
Bob woodward 

Chris Abelll 
Jay Cabana 
John Donnelly 
Paul Keaney 
Tony zimkiewicz 

Mary Ann Crosby 
Eileen Fltzpatrick 
Clare Keefe 
Carrie Krasnekewicz 
Linda Polletta 
Valerie privett 
Kathy Quinn 


Fred Vona 

Jim Di Bella 

Mike joubert 


Nancy Bumgarner 

Ann Marie Carroll 

Celeste Hale 

Pattle wise 


jodl Donahue 

Cindy Grote 

Mary Ellen Huber 

Miriam Ruttenburg 

Linda sparks 

Debby Wyman 

What's New On Campus? 

What's new on campus? The Philco Benchl Located 
next to the gym, it made its appearance on campus again 
a few weeks ago. For those who never saw it last year, 
it was situated on the wall between Thompson and Edgerly 
Halls. Over the summer workmen moved and repainted 
the bench. However, it was still recognizable by the 
white paint splattered around the bottom, it was quickly 
reclaimed, and made its come-back on campus again 
for everyone to enjoy. 

News For 


According to Profess- 
or Alexander Guiora of the 
University of Michigan, 
moderate amounts of alco- 
hol can help students pro- 
nounce foreign languages. 
Guiora and his re- 
search associates primed87 
students with alcohol and 
drilled them on certain Thai 
words they heard on tape. 
The team discovered that 
the effect of alcohol pro- 
duces a rough bell-shaped 
curve In the ability of the 
students to pronunclate the 
strange words. 

In other words, stu- 
dents who were given no al- 
cohol had a difficult time 
overcoming what Guiora 
calls "language ego," an 
inhibition that makes it dif- 
ficult for persons to pro- 
nounce words of a foreign 


On October 23 and 24 elections were held at F.S.( 
■ An amazing 300-plus voters turned out at the polls : 
[ Thompson Hall. I say "amazing" as this is consider! 
an above-average number for this school. Compare th 
to Worcester state's elections which only drew a total 
35 people! Talk about apathy. 

probably the most difficult vote concerned the pos 
tion of sophomore vice-president. Mark Lynch came ot 
on top after a touch fight over Bill Goss, winning by on] 
3 votes. 

Here is the list of winners, - congratulations everj 
one from the Cycle staff! 

Freshman Class Officers: John Cricket - president 
Enyi Bruno Onokala - vice president; Judith Chalifoux 
Secretary; Mary puliafico - Treasurer. 
Freshman Class Representatives (4): Ronald Gauthier 
Anthony Marcelonis (write-in), Denlse Bissonette (write 
lr), Leanne Curran (write-in). 

Winter Carnival chairman: Denise Bissonette (write-in 
Sophomore class Vice president: Mark Lynch 
Cycle Editor: Lori Bartelloni 

Senior Class Representatives (3): pam oinonen, Dian. 
Heske, Deb page (write-In) 

S.G.A. Recording Secretary: claudette Daly (write-in 
Commuters' Board (all write-ins): Isidoro Flores - pre- 
sident; Stephen Nikitas - Vice president; Ellen Gilmen 
Treasurer; Freshman Representative, William Sltton; ju- 
hior Representative, Argerle Tolos and Valerie Carrer (tie) 


On Sunday, November 3, 1974 at 8:00 p.m. John E 
Sebastian will be appearing In concert at Weston Auditorium 
Appearing with Sebastian will be Tom Willetts. As chaii 
man of the cultural Events Committee, I feel it Is my dut 
to let the students know the procedures the committee wi 
be following the night of the concert If there are any vislbl 
signs of beverage or food entering the auditorium it is th 
duty of the committee to take these items and lock them 1 
the ticket booth until the end of the concert. In the past yo> 
have been frisked at the door, had your pocketbooks searche< 
and other ways were used by the committee to find ou 
whether or not you had anything on you which should not b 
brought Into the auditorium. This year none of that will tak 
place, please do not hassle anymemberof the committee I 
you have these articles in visible sight and they ask you I 
hand them over, our job is to see that the concert run 
smoothly, not to hassle you at the door over the violation 
of the auditorium rules. 

We are asking those who will be attending the concei 
to follow the following rules so that the concert will go of 
smoothly and to help eliminate long, confusing lines 

1. The auditorium doors will be open at 7:15 p.rr 
barring any unforeseen Incidents with the sound or lightim 

2. The "In" door will be marked, it will be the right 
glass outside door. You will hand your ticket to the persoi 
at the door, it is here that the committee member has thi 
right to take any article in sight which Is not allowed insld 
the auditorium. 

3. Once you are past this front door you will not b* 
asked for any other type of identification. 

4. Those persons wishing to leave the auditorlun 
during the concert to go outside will be presented a ticke 
at the opposite door. This ticket is mandatory for re- 
entrance inside the auditorium. Underno clrcumstanceswll 
you be allowed back into the auditorium without this tickei 
Again, we ask you to reenter the auditorium at the "In* 

The committee realizes that this sounds like a la 
but we really do not think we are asking anything unrea- 
sonable. We would greatly appreciate your cooperation 
Thanks and we hope you enjoy the concert. 

Joan M. Fltton/chairman Cultural Events. 



- Wondering where 
your student activity 
fee is going? 

- Want to have a say 
in where it's going? 

- Willing to work? 







BOX 321 


Fans of the TV science fiction series "Star Trek" 
are trying to get together a sympathy blitz of paramount 
pictures to help revive the show. 

Specifically, plans are now in the works for a Star 
Trek movie, hopefully starring as many of the old regulars 
as can be wooed back. The holdup in the movie is Para- 
mount pictures, which holds one-third ownership of the 
show's rights, paramount Is afraid to sink a lot of money 
into a movie based on a show that has been off the air for 
five years. 

Despite that very fact, NBC still receives about 100 
letters a week protesting cancellation of the show, and re- 
runs of the original 79 episodes are outdrawlng other pro- 
grams in a number of cities. On top of that, the "trekkles" 
cult of Star Trek fans Is still strong. 

Fans assume that a Star Trek movie would be fi- 
nancially successful enough to make NBC consider re- 
viving the series, and are mounting a nationwide letter- 
writing campaign to Paramount pictures in November 
supporting a movie based on the series. The address 
to write to is: Frank Yablans, president, paramount 
pictures, 5451 Marathon street, Hollywood, CA 90038. 

Supporters are advised not to put "Star Trek" on 
the envelopes because such letters are considered fan mall 
and routed away from executive offices. The coordina- 
tors also ask that letters be sent to they arrive between 
November 4th and 15th. 

How To Win Your Way 
Into Your Banker's Heart 

The Kneivel 


Evel Kneivel's attempted jump across the Snake River 
Canyon may have started a new campus fad — at least 
two college students in different states have been involved 
in attempts to propel vehicles across bodies of water. 
At Blackhawk College in Moline, IL, "Sadistic Swa- 
ni" negotiated for weeks to set up a jump across Black- 
hawk Creek on the school's campus, using a 5- speed 
cyclecross. Hesitant school officials finally gave their 
permission when Swani signed insurance waivers but on the 
morning of the scheduled Jump, the event was suddenly 
called off. 

Much more successful was the student body presi- 
dent at Boise State College In Idaho. Billed as "Evel 
Weavil" he and his friends built a 15 foot high ramp that 
sloped down 31 feet to a one foot wide irrigation ditch. 
For a week, weavil walked around Boise wearing 
a red, white and blue star spangled jumpsuit, uttering 
such Kneival-Iike comments as, "A guy could get hurt 
doing this, but a man has to do what destiny calls on him 
to do, and I'm strong because I don't smoke dope." 

The importance of the event grew to such magni- 
tude that Boise businessmen bought advertising space 
along the ramp and sponsored Weavll's crash suit, 3500 
fans turned out at 25 cents each, and were not disap- 

Hoisted to the top of the ramp by a crane, Weavil 
and his parachute- equipped sky-trike roared down the ramp 
and across the ditch, setting a world record of 16 feet 
2 3/4 inches for tricycle jumping. 

by Diane Auerbach 

Bernice Badrisk rocked back and forth in her chair, 
thoughtfully chewing the thumb-nail on her lefthand. Money- 
wise, things were not good. 

Somehow, she had managed to pay off the semester's 
tuition, but the rent bills had been piling up since August 
and the landlord was getting antsy. Her textbooks had rung 
In at the hefty sum of $70, she hadn't bought a new pair of 
Levis in three years, and her '63 Rambler was on the fritz 
again. 30C bucks. 300 bucks and she would be In the 

The bank manager suddenly stopped shuffling papers, 
leaned across his desk and beamed an especially bright 
smile at Bernice, "I'm sorry, Miss Badrisk, but your loan 
application has been turned down." 

Like most students, Bernice had a zero credit rating. 
Bemlce's checking account often nosedived to a balance of 
$2 or $3, her clerical job brought in only $200 a month ~ 
about the national average for students with part time jobs — 
and she had held 4 such jobs in the past year. 

Unfortunately, these are not the financial credentials 
that usually impress banks. If, for instance, Bernice lived 
In Denver, she might have had better luck. More Denver 
students come from wealthy families than do students in 
many other cities, and Denver banks — being more dis- 
posed to dole out loans or BankAmericards if daddy is a 
rich man than if he is not — loosen up the credit require- 
ments for all area students. 

If it was a fluke that Bernice didn't attend school in 
a high income region, it was also a mere accident of birth 
that she was named Bernice and not Bernie. Establishing 
credit is consistently more difficult for women than men. 
As the president of the American Banker's Associa- 
tion remarked recently: "I think we have to acknowledge 
that banks, along with the rest of the credit industry, 
do in fact discriminate against women when it comes to 
granting credit." 

Well then, what can Bernice and other students do in 
order to establish a good credit rating? 

1. TVein a checking or savlnes account and maintain 

a minimum balance of $100 for at least six months before 
applying for a loan at that bank. 

2. sign up for a gas credit card. Gasoline companies 
usually blitz college upperclassmen with credit card offers 
in the mall. 

3. sign up for a department store credit card. These 
are a little more difficult to finagle than gas cards, and 
therefore create more of an impression In abank manager's 

4. Keep an eye out for special deals. For instance each 
fall in California, Bank Am eri card — a national credit card 
that is honored at most stores and which you can borrow 
against -- tries to corner the college market with campus 
representatives and student newspaper ads heralding low 
credit requirements for students. 

BankAmerlcard and Mastercharge arrangements differ 
in each bank, in Pasadena's Bank of America, for example, 
any college sophomore who Is 18 or older and earns a 
monthly income of at least $150 is eligible for BankAmerl- 
card. students are labeled high-risk, however, and at Bank 
of America, students are limited to charging only $100 
worth of goods on their credit card. 

5. Keep a job for awhile, permanence is a magic 
word at banks. They are leary of students who might cut 
out at the end of their schools terms, leaving behind un- 
settled debts, one job held for a long time suggests per- 
manent residency and financial reliability. 

6. Resist the temptation to stuff bills In a dresser 
drawer and then conveniently Ignore them. Banks are 
sticklers for promptness. Many cities have credit bur- 
eaus which maintain blacklists on consumers who neglect 
their financial duties. 

7. if your parents have done business with a par- 
ticular bank for years, it Is usually easy for you to also 
establish credit at that bank. A good credit rating can then 
be transferred from your homebank to abank near school. 

8. Don't mail In loan or credit card applications. 
Talk to the store or bank manager and impress him with 
your honest face. 

9. if all else fails, coerce your parents into co- 
signing for your loan or credit card. This means that if 
you reneg on the payments your parents are stuck with 
the responsibility of picking up your debts. 

^.by Rudd Weather wax, J 
Owner & Trainer 

Dear Mr. Weatherwax: 

How do you clean a dog's 


A dog's veterinarian is also 
his dentist. When tartar forms 
on Ihe teeth he can remove 
it with a special scraping tool. 
Dogs' teeth sometimes loosen, 
break, or become abscessed 
and must be removed to pre- 
vent mouth infections. Don't 
forget to take your pet to 
your veterinarian periodically 
for a check up. 




Susan Flanagan 

Each person has his 
own Ideas of the advantages 
of on-campus vs. off-cam- 
pus living. But, how many 
students actually get to taste 
a little of each? Paula White, 
a junior at FSC, has and 
she's developed very defi- 
nite ideas about which she 

When Paula first ap- 
plied to FSC it was as a com- 
muter. She was willing to 
take the hour-or-so drive 
from her home in Worcester 
each day to attend classes. 
Subsequently however, she 
made plans to live at Rose- 
mont, a Catholic boarding- 
house InFitchburgrunbythe 
nuns of the venerini order. 
So, In the fall of her fresh- 
man year, paula moved In 
with ten other girls who also 
attended FSC. Although she 
found that Rosemont had a 
"homey" atmosphere, there 
were also problems. "It was 
difficult. We had to get our 
own meals. The house was a 
half-hour to 45 minute walk 
from school and it was hard 
to become Involved In extra- 
curricular activities." Pau- 
la returned to Rosemont 
second semester but found 
the life there to be "too 
much." The walk to and 
from school became longer 
during the winter season and 
paula often had to walk home 
in the dark. For this reason, 
she left Rosemont and began 
commuting. She still feels 
the Rosemont experience 
might have been better "If 
there was a car available." 
Commuting was not 
without Its pitfalls either, 
paula found It more difficult 
to orientate herself to the 
college. Although she enjoy- 
ed the fact that she could 
"be more involvedwith peo- 
ple at home," she felt her 
contacts with the college 
community suffered. "I 
didn't feel like I belonged 
here. I came, I went to 
school, and went home. It 
was extremely difficult to 
get to know people." Paula 
did feel that commuting was 
advantageous from a finan 
clal point of view."Themaln 
expense was gas - which 
wasn't as expensive as it is 

While she was com- 
muting, paula applied for 
a room in the dormitory. 
She was accepted and moved 
in the fall of '73 - her soph- 
omore year. Her reactions 
to dorm life are primarily 
positive. Living on-campus 
makes It easy to get to know 
people. '*I definitely feel 
more a part of the school." 
She even pointed out that 
she's done better scholastl- 
cally since she's llvedinthe 
dorm. I asked her If she 
would rather have simply 
been a dorm student for all 
four years. But, she felt 
there was something valua- 
ble in each of her experi- 
ences. "I'm glad I did all 
three. I got to experience 
them all and then decide 
which I wanted to do." 

Paula plans to com- 
plete her junior year living 
In the dorm,butwon'treturn 
next year. She'll be student 
teaching first semester and 
plans to commute forherfl- 
nal semester. Still, she 
wouldn't have given up her 
two years as a resident. 
"Living away from home Is, 
in Itself, an education." 








ANNE SEXTON 1928 - 1974 

Anne sexton, Pulitzer prize winner for poetry, died Friday evening, October ninth, 
at her home in Weston, Massachusetts. The cause of death according to Weston police is 
natural causes or suicide. 

Ms. sexton was born In Newton Massachusetts, in 1928. She grew up in Wellesley, 
and until her death, lived In Weston. She was professor at Boston University and hell 
three honorary degrees. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Hudson 
Rovlew, and many other magazines, and she has published five previous volumes of poetry: 

Ms. Sexton's first and second books early established her as one of our outstanding 
American poets. LIVE OR DIE (1966) won her the Pulitzer prize for poetry, 

C.K. Williams said of Ms. Sexton's poetry, "You hardly ever see anyone's soul 
grow within their work as much as Ann sexton's has. ..What was the pit of despair becomes 
a weUspring to the source; what was the rage of frustration becomes a fury of pure song." 

In her book LIVE OR DIE (1966) Ms. Sexton composed a fierce and intimate auto- 
biography. The poet speaks with total frankness, her imagery and reference brilliant 
and hard as diamonds. It is impossible for her to be banal. Much of her experience is 
rendered as nightmare but is significant that the final poem is stunningly affirmative, 
Its title the single command "live." 

An experience In Christian Living (E,C.L.) will 
be sponsored by the Newman Center from Friday evening 
November 8 to Sunday noon, November 10. The weekend 
combines experiences of encounter, retreat, spiritual 
renewal, and self- awareness, and is co-sponsored by 
the Newman Association of Fitchburg state, Clark uni- 
versity and Mount Wachusett, Sessions will be held at 
a country home in Barre, Mass. and the cost of the 
weekend Is twelve dollars. November 4 is the registra- 
tion deadline. For further Information please contact 
Fr. Jim Houston or sr. Katherlne McKenna. 

Masses for the Feast of All Saints will be cele- 
brated on Thursday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m. and on 
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 a.m. and at 12:10. 

Robert F. Drinan, Congressman for the fourth Con- 
gressional District, was the first speaker in the New- 
man Lecture series. Appearing at the Center on October 
23, Drinan discussed key Issues facing the Congress and 
fielded questions after his talk. 

Adjustment to College, the first mini-course of- 
fered by the Newman Center seems to have been well 
received. The course, conducted as a group encounter 
by sr. Katherine McKenna, consisted of five, one hour 
meetings over a five week period. Fr. Jim Houston 
acted as co-leader. 

The goal of the program was to aid students In 
their adjustment to F.S.C. Group sessions dealt with 
identity, loneliness, group pressure, authority, conflict and 
role differentiation, slmiliar courses will be offered in 
the future. 


NOV. 5 


Dr. Harrison schmltt autographed a beer can for 
Fitchburg state student Donald Brlddon, while 
Nellie Merrill, another Fitchburg student watched. 

MASSES - Thursday, October 31 - 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, November 1 - 7:30 a.m. and Noon 



An Encounter.. Retreat.. spiritual Renewal. .Self- Awareness 
Sponsored by: Newman Association of Fitchburg state 
College, Clark University, Mount Wachu- 
sett Community College 
Register Now at the Newman center 

Cost:$12 per person-Registration Deadllne:Nov4, $2 deposit 
Transportation provided 
Location: country Home In Barre, Mass. 




Robert A. Stone 

(Ken Jones Is administrative assistant to State Sen. Robert 
Hall (R) of the Second Worcester District. The views in 
this Interview are Jones' own and not necessarily those 
of sen. Hall.) 

In an informal Interview last week Ken Jones sounded 
off about some of the leg work involved in being a staff 
assistant to a very active politician. 

In describing his $9700 per year job, Jones indicated 
that 80% of his duties concerned constituency problems. 
This involves manning an office within the district, per- 
sonal contact with the people, and frequent trips through- 
out the state. It Is his job to "feel the pulse" of the 
community. One of his more Important tasks, he feels, 
Is "cutting through the bureacratlc red tape and expe- 
diting solutions to constituents' problems." 

Although Jones admits to having no professional ex- 
perience for this job, he cites his willingness to work 
long, hard hours, his belief In his boss, and his integrity 
as his qualifications. In addition, he feels that he has 
a "rapport" with the people of his district, he is always 
available, and he has an "irrepressible" desire to serve 
the needs of the public - day or night. 

Jones' views on current issues are "conservative," 
and he feels that they reflect the concerns of his district. 

He sees additional measures for gun control as 
"ridiculous" and sees "no crying need" for them. "I 
am In favor of registering fire-arms and the enforce- 
ment of existing gun laws." 

On the subject of amnesty for draft evaders and 
deserters, Jones Is "strongly opposed" to such a policy. 
He feels that such an action would allow "people to choose 
which laws they will obey." For the same reason he is 
opposed to the pardon of Richard Nixon. "We must allow 
for the execution of due process of law," he said, "for 
all the people." 

Jones also Indicated that there were some issues 
that would be best decided by the public, through the 
ballot box. one of these Issues, the legalization of mari- 
juana, he feels should be put on a referendum. 

But Jones also feels that some Issues are morally 
insolvent and can be decided directly by the legislature. 
One of these, the discrimination against homosexuals, 
is an issue that "no one should have difficulty in resolv- 
ing." "Discrimination of any kind is wrong, he said, 
"and to be biased against a person because of his sexual 
preference is also unjust." 

Jones does not see his job as a stepping stone to 
further his own political ambitions. He sees his future 
as serving the people of the 2nd Wore. District., and re- 
forming the current political structure of government. 

"I would like to see politics become more people 
orientated, and I would like to make inroads into the 
over-organized bureacracy called state government." 

Mayor Of Gardner Calls For 
Public Support Of 
State Hospitals 

Jacqueline Buja 

A growing controversy has been spreading in Mass- 
achusetts over whether or not the state hospitals are 
releasing too many patients prematurely in order to cut 
state spending. Mr. Stephen J. Erickson, 22-year old 
mayor of Gardner, who leads the Concerned citizens of 
Gardner, opposes the state plan to cut the number of 
patients to 200 at the Gardner state Hospital, where there 
were over 1,000 patients at one time. 

According to the Mayor, "The State Hospital should 
remain open to accomodate people who are mentally In- 
competent. The problem should be dealt with at a local 
level. More funding from the state needs to be provided. 
Right now, release on a number basis is the name of the 
game, rather than being concerned with these people's 

"The concept of deinstitutionalization Is good, but 
they (the state) can't throw them (mental patients) into 
the community without properly preparing them." 

A rally was held recently in Gardner by a group 
called Concerned citizens headed by Mayor Erickson, 
opposing cutbacks at the Gardner State Hospital and the 
premature release of patients. People came from all 
over the state, including representatives from Monson, 
Taunton, Northhampton, Foxboro and Westboro, to join In 
the opposition. AH of these communities have state 
hospitals nearby and are experiencing the same problems 
as the Gardner community. 

Mayor Erickson said, "people are worried. Nec- 
essary funding is needed. The number of local social 
problems have been Increasing. Rape, molesting, and 
other related crimes have been rising in number since 
the state hospitals have been releasing patients prema- 
turely. These people are hurting other individuals and 

Unfortunately, the state seems heedless of thepeople's 
cries. Over 12,000 signatures opposing the state plan and 
asking the state for more funds to the hospitals were 
sent to Governor Sargent and to democratic candidate 
for governor, Michael Dukakis. Neither party has re- 
sponded or even acknowledged the receipt of the sig- 
natures. The Mayor said he is hopeful, however, that 
both candidates will address this issue before the forth- 
coming election. 

While the state continues to reduce the number of 
patients in the mental Institutions throughout the state 
in order to cutback spending, gross neglect is taking place 
at these Institutes. 

Mayor Erickson said, "Two new elevators were 
recently constructed in one of the buildings at the Gardner 
State Hospital, since then, the building In which they are 
housed has been closed. There are buildings being heated 
at the state hospital that aren't being used. They have 
been vacated. 



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Or, we'll give you a Free Club Burger, when 
you buy a large bag of French Fries, and 
any large soft drink. 

OFFER EXPIRES NOV. 13lh (Fitchhurg Store Only) 

Here's one multiple choice test where every- 
one's a winner. Just put an "X" by the offer that 
suits your appetite, and bring this ad to Carrols. 
We'll make you the one deal of your choice. 

It's one of the most delicious choices you'll 
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Please bring this ad with your one choice 
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A college education isn't really o bad thing to 
have as long as it's the beginning of o 
learning process. 

What can the students of Fltchburg state College do? 
Mayor Erickson urges all students to contact their state 
representatives and senators. Contact them by phone, 
letter, or In person, write to Governor Sargent and to 
democratic candidate, "Mike" Dukakis. Become a con- 
cerned citizen. 

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scored Lhe longest (.meltdown run on record 
between Lehigh University and Lafayette, Hi 
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A meeting of History 
and Geography majors was 
held on Thursday, October 
17th, In the science Lecture 
Hall, to elect student mem- 
bers to the Department's 
advisory committees and 
hear- plans for the academic 
year ahead. 

Four students, John 
Going, MindySehwarz, Denis 
Florentine and Craig Leslie, 
were elected to work with 
the Departmental personnel 
Committee, which makes re- 
commendations on promo- 
tions and tenure. 

Five students, Eric 
Carlson, Sheryl A. Ewell, 
Susan Gorman, Nancijo An- 
astasia and Mary Ellen Hu- 
ber, will form the Depart- 
mental Student Advisory 
Committee, with iniput not 
only Into evaluation of fac- 
ulty but into scheduling of 
course offerings and other 

Dr. Alan Goldman reported 
on the new Intern program 
which opens up to students 
possibilities for work In a 
number of diverse fields, 
locally and throughout the 
state. He asked that stu- 
dents Interested in working 
with son* governmental or 
privat* agency for a few 
hours a week, with course 
credit, consult with him 
Dr. Alan Goldman re- 
ported on the new intern 
Program -vhlch opens up to 
students possibilities for 
work in a numler of diverse 
fields, locally and through- 
out the state. He asked that 
students interested In work- 
ins with som* governmental 
or private agency for a few 
hours a week, with course 
credit, consult with him 
about procedures. pro- 
fessor Nebh announced the 
;i.>Im<rs prize of $100 for the 
bo S t paper "in the histori- 
cal mode", a prize open 
not only to history majors 
but to anv FSC student. Ac- 
tivities of the Geography 
Club and of the historyhonor 
soriety, phi Alpha Theta, 
were reported on. 

All majors were urged 
to present their suggestions 
regarding the department to 
members of the Advisory 

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in May of last semes- 
ter Fitchburg state College 
geography majors and facul- 
ty attended the annual meet- 
ing of the National Associa- 
tion of Geology Teachers 
New England section held 
at Boston college. 

Of the 300 people In 
attendance only eight were 
college students, all from 
Fitchhurg state. 

The event was high- 
lighted by a banquet at which 
Dr. Harrison Schmltt, as- 
tronaut-geologist on the 
Apollo 17 mission gave a 
first-hand account of his 
"field trip" to the moon. 

Also of interest were 
slide lectures of volcanic 
eruptions on Iceland and 
illustrated lectures of geo- 
logic interest to both stu- 
dents and geologists alike. 


14 English majors 
crowded into the debating 
room in Miller Hall to par- 
ticipate In theflrstgrammar 
seminar held on Thursday, 
October 17. 

The seminar, directed 
oy Dr. Terry Grabar, is 
aimed to assure that future 
English teachers will be 
well-prepared in the area of 
language usage and gram- 
mar. A lack of proficiency 
in grammar has been noted 
In the past resulting In low 
grades on the National Tea- 
cher Exams* 

There will be three 
exams this year on the fol- 
lowing dates: November 21 
March 13 and April 17. All 
interested English majors 
should contacf Dr. Grabar to 
sign up for the spring sem - 
inar scheduled to start on 
January 30, 1975. 

Students at Fitchburg 
State College, who have been 
producing a radio program 
called "The Fitchburg state 
College Beat/* to gain ex- 
perience in radio program- 
ming, now will have use of 
the facilities of channel 3. 

Dr. Michael Siegal, 
who has been using the off- 
campus, practical radio ex- 
perience as part of Ms 
course on "Broadcasting: 
Theory and practice," an- 
nounced the expanded pro- 


Mrs. Judith DeCarolis, 
Ms. June Kfoury, and Ms. 
Linda squarok, all seniors 
in the English Department, 
will attend the fall meeting 
of the New England Asso- 
ciation of Teachers of Eng- 
lish on scholarships provi- 
ded by Dr. James squire, 
Editor-in-Chief and Senior 
Vice-President of Glnn and 

Dr. Squire was the 
principal speaker at the 
Conference for Teachers of 
English, which was jointly 
sponsored by the English 
Department and the Gradu- 
ate Division. 

The NEATE meeting 
which the three young wo- 
men will attend is being 
held In Bedford, New Hamp- 
shire on November 1, 2, 
and 3. 




Please leave your name & number in Box 404 
or talk to James Forest on campus and we will try 
to get an Outing Club started as soon as possible 


Geography Club SHORTS 

Does your car need 
repairing? Call 534-4854 af- 
ter 5:30 p.m. for appoint- 

Expert work done on 
all foreign make cars except 
Japanese. This includes 
Volkswagen, Saab, Volvo, 
porche, BMW, etc. 
All work done by Regular 
People, not in it to rip y<Ai 

WANTiLD: At least ten 
students (preferably male) 
to help with the carrying of 
equipment at the John Seb- 
astian Concert. The hours 
3:00 - 11:00 (approximately) 
and the pay Is (1) free ad- 
mission Into the concert, (2) 
free meal at dinner time and 
(3) a free pass to the movies t 
The hours may be long and 
the pay may not be that 
great but your help Is great- 
ly needed. Anyone who Is 
Interested please stop by the 
Student Government office 
and apply before 3:00 P.M. 
Friday, November 1st. 


The Sisters ofthephll- 
odemic society would like to 
take this opportunity to Intro- 
duce and welcome the new 
sisters of Delta phi Delta. 
They are: Nancy Bumgarner, 
Ann Marie Carroll, celeste 
Hale, parti wise. 

Congratulations New 

The philos 

On the weekend of October 18-19, 11 students and 
3 faculty members of the Geography department attended 
the Joint Annual Conference of the American Association 
of Geographers at west point, N. Y. Over the course of 
the weekend there were the usual cocktail hours, lunch- 
eons and banquets during which we delved into matters 
of great intellectual import. The real highlights of the 
conference were three sessions during which papers cov- 
ering various topics from "demographic studies to law of 
the sea were presented and discussed, and field trips on 
physical and historical geography and land use at West 
Point and throughout the surrounding towns. 

Many of the papers were Interesting (I especially 
enjoyed one session where undergraduate papers were 
presented); some were (yawn...) not so Interesting. All 
three field trips were described as "greatl" In fact we 
are considering a spring field trip to the area to study 
the physical aspects in even more detail. 

On the lighter side of things, the club held a last- 
minute but quite successful all-college party at the But- 
tercup on Thursday, October 24. The entertainment was 
provided by N.Y.C. band, "Hollywood." The profits have 
since been banked In hopes of financing a big field trip 
next year to some far away place (remember, member- 
ship Is open to Anyone...). 

Our next meeting will be held on November 14 dur- 
ing the all-college hour in T 318. Hope to see some new 
faces ! 
Maureen McDavitt 


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NOV. 5 

QE=1E1 I i ni=in i — i n 


Clnay Anderson SPED secretary 

This year more than ever before, SPED Is looking 
forward to an exciting and productive year with enthu- 

Activities to be conducted throughout the year in- 

1. Big Brother/Big sister - Kris Kaslla and MaryAnn 
Graham 345-7C20 

2. Templeton Dances - Rita McDoiwugh 345-2050 

3. Youth MARC 'Mass. Assoc, for Retarded citizens) 
Mary Carbone 343-9860 

4. Girl scouts - Mary Fronglllo 345-4972 

5. CAP (one to one work with behavioral disorders) 
Pat Brosnlhan 343-9871 . 

6. Adult Education - Marilyn sulpolzlo 

7. Newsletter - Larry Antlll 342-1091 

Special activities for the year Include: 

1. Christmas Bazaar - Dolly Mailley 345-6463 

z- Spring Fair for children - Kathy Burke 343-9833 

3- Spring Social - sharlene sholtz 343-9458 

4. Cp Tel-a-thon - Ann McNlcholas 342-0619 

5. Multiple Sclerosis Campaign 

6. Film Festival 

..>< SPE ? ",. ee , ds 1>e0pIe m °° tn ln or ° ut °' fecial edu- 
cation - to help formulate and support all of the above. 

istod" or i, ^"^ ' nvolv * d . " u <">» of the chairmen 
listed, or if you need help ln choosing an activity which 

t« ! , ffi° r .°^ dSl Call: fecial Ed. consortium, Kate 
ests with an available organization. 

Right now SPED needs: 
k S, nrv , 6u P have m" y ' Em " si ' sm - ^dlcadon ... and we 


Bobby Manzella was so 
tired of being five ft. tall 
and weighing 235 pounds that 
she had her Jaws wired shut. 
Two months after the opera- 
tion she's down to 200 
pounds and is planning to 
reach 115 pounds - herwed- 
dlng day weight 18 years 

"It may take a year," 
she says. "A few people 
say I'm nuts.*' 

Clubs, crash diets and 
starvation all failed to take 
off the pounds for Mrs. Man- 
zella so she decided to try 
the operation after seeing a 
television report on an Eng- 
lish woman who had done the 
same thing. 

After consulting her 
husband and doctors, an oral 
surgeon tied her upper and 
lower teeth together with 
steel wires, forcing her to 
eat everything through a 

Her diet now consists 
mostly of fruit juices, vita- 
mins, pureed baby foods, 
and anything that can be put 
through a blender. 


The city of Cocoa 
Beach, Florida will use the 
ballot box to determine if 
women should be allowed to 
engage In topless sunbathing 
ln public. 

The vote, scheduledfor 
the city's November elec- 
tions, will not be absolutely 
binding, but the city council 
Indicates it will follow the 
will of the voters. 

According to city offi- 
cials, this will be the first 
time in American history 
that the topless issue will be 
decided by a municipal vote. 

More than 3 million 
gfrls in the U.S. now under 
25 will be afflicted with 
breast cancer In their life- 
time. The American Cancer 
Society points out that an 
early detection test may 
spell the difference between 
life and death and is offer- 
ing the test free at 27 cen- 
ters across the country, it 
is short, painless and Invol- 
ves a brief exam, two X 
rays and a thermograph, a 
means of spotting cancer- 
ous growths through heat e- 
missions in the body For 
a center in your area, call 
the local A.C.S. 






ACTIVITY 2.08 2.09 2.10 2,11 2.12 2.14 

Officials Travel equip. rental misc. personnel 

Field Hockey 






Track & Field 


All sports 






$ 600. 

$ 500. 
$ 800. 
$ 100. 

$ 300. 
$ 650. 
$ 400. 

$ 200. 

$ 300. 


$ 510. 

$ 150. 
$ 500. 

2,01 TOTALS 

$ 3005 
$ 2515 
$ 2145 
$ 3200 
$ 5140 

$4500. $4450 $2300, $8920. $5910. 




$ 200. $2100. $ 600. $ 800. 

$ 29020 



personnel officials travel 
2.01 2.02 2.03 

Soccer $ 900. 

Cross Country $ 500. 
Winter Track $ 600. 
Basketball $2450. 

Ice Hockey $1985. 
Baseball $2100. 

Track & Field $ 900. 
Golf $ 300. 

(open gym 

All Sports 

$ 560. 

$ 100. 

$ 200. 


$ 250. 
$ 175. 
$ 544. 
$ 100. 

rental misc. 
2.05 2.06 

$ 300. 
$ 200, 
$ 180. 

$ 200. 
$ 200. 


















$2600. $ 600. 


$1 2435. $3970 $5850. ,,4809, $5600. $6210. 

$ 3430 

$4900. $ 43774 

Why has the Fitchburg State College Athletic Budget been cut? This seems to be a 
popular question among students and faculty interested In the athletic program of lur school. 

With nln men's varsity sports, eight women's varsity sports and the funds low, 
there has been a necessary cut back in the Intramural and recreational activities programs. 

When Thomas BatUnelli, men's Athletic Director, was confronted with this question, 
he said, there has not been a cut in the athletic budget. He explained that a student athletic 
fee of $25 is collected from all day students and is attributed throughout the athletic 
programs. Last year, $91,630 was spent. This year we have $72,794, which was col- 
lected from the students, and $4,650 left from the previous year. 

Certain varsity sports needing new and better equipment and uniforms, have also 
been affected. The field hockey team has one brand new goal and one home-made net. 
Intramural ice hockey will be eliminated this year. The hopes for expanding the gym, 
getting a baseball field, improving our soccer field, have all been put aside. 

Dr. Battinelli said that these will be the main topics discussed at the Athletic Council 
meeting on Thursday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m. m regard to lmprovistons on the present 
Athletic programs, the Directors are at a stalemate, whether to add new programs ar 
imp-ove on the present ones , 

Or.e solution suggested was to raise the athletic fee. Another suggestion was to 
require night students to be charged with the athletic fee, 

Something has to be done. What about the state, should It contribute to the athletic 
programs in state colleges? 


Valerie K'JUtrobis 
Sharon SCOVtll 

The Fitchburg state Field Hockey team has Improved 
since their 5-0 loss to Worcester state College. They went 
up against the Holy Cross team October 10 on the well- 
known Worcester team's football field. Our girls played an 
excellent game, with the final score, 3-0. The goals scorec 
for Fitchburg were by Debbie Gargian, left inner, and Alli- 
son Greene, right inner. 

The girls were looking forward to their next gam* 
scheduled for Thursday, October 17, with Gordon college on 
their home field. This would be the first home game Jo- 
Fitchburg. Much to their disappointment, Gordon College 
failed to show up, due to a misunderstanding in the schedule- 
Due to sickness, Fitchburg had to cancel their game wltl. 
New England College, scheduled for Wednesday, October 23. 

The Fitchburg girls ended their season October 23, 
with an overall record of, 1-2-3 when they tied with Salem 
State Colleee. The Salem players were fast and very exper 
lenced. The Fitchburg players didn't let that stop them. 
They fought back harder with some excellent saves by 
Nancy Cataldo, goalie. Nancy Woodland, left wing, displayed 
some outstanding stick work with the help of her left Inner, 
Allison Greene, and her left halfback, Carol Vafides. 

Salem caught Fitchburg off guard and they scored their 
goall Fitchburg didn't score their goal until the last five 
minutes of the game. A hard drive was made on the goal by 
Fltchburg's, Sharon Scovtll, right halfback and there was £ 
shuffle in front of the goal as the Fitchburg forward line 
rushed the shot. Allison Green, left inner, connected with 
the ball to flick it In for the score. 

Both teams battled hard for the lastfiveminutes of thp 
gjme, as both needed that winning goal. Fitchburg over- 
powered salem, but was unable to score, ending the game i- 
a 1-1 tie. 

A PARTIAL LIST of girls who saw action this season 
Includes: Allison Greene, Nancy Cataldo, Carol vafides, 
Gayla Etinger, Sharon Scovlll, Nancv Woodland, charlene 
Dunn and Debbie Gargian. 

The weekend of November 2-3, the Fitchburg State 
Field Hockey team will participate In a tournament In 
Andover. They will play five games and meet for a banquet 
Sunday night to end their Field Hockey Season. 


Why isn't there a 
scoreboard at the athletic 
field? Is it because nobody 
goes to the soccer or field 
hockey games? Maybe thafs 
an Indirect reason. IPs not 
because a scoreboard is too 
expensive, since I know of 
five Industrial Arts students 
who were willing to donate 
their time and labor to con- 
struct a decent scoreboard 
for the athletic field. All 
that was required from the 
school was about $200 for 

The idea was received 
enthusiastically by Dr. Bat- 
tinelli, the athletic director. 
He was very cooperative but 
unfortunately his financial 
resources are nlll, since the 
athletic budget was cut by 
$20,000. The man did not 
quit, however, and did his 
best to secure funds for a 
worthy cause. He ran the 
gauntlet of burearcracy for 
more than a week until - the 
Fiscal Director at F.S.C. de- 
termined that absolutely no 
funds could be allocated. 

I guess that $200 score- 
board will just have to wait 
until 1985 when the Student 
Union, Industrial and Fine 
Arts, and special Ed. com- 
plexes are completed. Athle- 
tics at F.S.C. took another 
one on the chin, people. Oh. . . 
we have a late partial score- 
Fltchburg zero. 




"Would you please move aside? I can't see whaPs 
going on." "Did you ever have one of those days where you 
felt like you were a crunchy nut mixed in with the rest of 
the peanut butter?" "Oh. sorry. I'll shut up and let vou 
watch the rest of the game." 

Meanwhile off in the distance the sounds of a minia-. 
ture choral group can be heard enthusiastically jumping and 
singing - "Go Jose* go, go, go, .. ." Of course, if one of the, 
players does something stupendous like a "Boston Minute- 
man" does, all these peers are there to whistle and cheer him 
on. Yet if a player goes down the group goes instantlj 
silent until they witness his revival. And once again the 
'ole' group Is there to offer a big hand to show him they 
care, and to reassure that embarassment should never enter 
his mind, oh, what a lovely group to see. These bystanders 
add so much to the game, giving an air of anticipation and 
motivation to their own home team. 

But alas . . . this Is Fitchburg state College and that 
kind of enthusiasm doesn't run for every athletic group, it 
seems to be predominant for basketball. 1 mean afterall, 
look how those boys practice. Let's be there and show some 
appreciation for all their hard work. 

How narrow-minded our campus population isl What 
about all the other athletic groups? They all practice and 
out their extreme efforts into their game, and I'm talki-5 
particularly about our soccer team. Theypractice, run, and 
try daily. But even they play ahome game, they have so few 
spectators, that futilism must be all that is felt. 

Thank God the team needs two line boys; at least that 
gives them two other people outside the team. Few are noted 
to come to the home games and help cheer on the ones they 
know. Even they are drowned out by the awayteam's cheer- 
leaders. It's sad to see a group of guys get so down when they 
sometimes fall behind. I wonder if a noticeable crowd 
were to show, would it motivate the players enough to 
forget the loss, and just truly try their best another game. 
So many on campus have commented on soccer as being a 
"pussy game," yet the majority of these pepple have never 
viewed a real game. 

Believe me, IPs NOT a pussy game, It's a rather 
fast-moving game filled with many familiar favorites of our 
campus. But IPs one group of men that seem to be forgotten 
often, as I'm sure other teams such as the girls' teams of 
volleyball and field hockey are. IPs bad that our college 
athletic enthusiasm seems to lie strictly between a dribble 
and a hoop. I'm sure that more moral support of athletics 
could expand and also improve some of the other teams' 
records on campus. If we could only put ourselves out a little 
and get off those Indoor stands and watch some other well- 
played games once in awhile. How about it? our last home 
game is this week, mayhe it will change your attitude for the 
spring season. Photo by ] 









Fall Weekend Is Here! 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, - SCAVENGER HUNT: The scavenger hunt will start late 
Friday night and continue through early Saturday morning, it Is being sponsored by the 
Junior class. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, - MOVIES: The Cultural Events Committee will be 
sponsoring two movies from 7:00 to approximately 11:15 p.m. These movies are A MAN 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, - CONCERT: The Cultural Events Committee will be 
having a concert featuring JOHN B. SEBASTIAN. Also appearing in this concert will be 
TOM WILLETT. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Weston Auditorium. 

Starting on November 7, the Cultural Events Committee is asking anyone who is 
attending our events to bring some article of canned food as a donation for the event. 
All donations are going to the Thanksgiving Faod Drive sponsored by the Fenwlck Society. 
All contributions will be greatly appreciated. 

Tom Willits 

Tom Willits, like many people, would like to be the 
best at what he does. He sees himself as more of a singer 
than guitarist and hopes some day to concentrate complete- 
ly on singing. He feels very strongly about maintaining 
himself as just another person and his hold on the privacy 
that entrails. He also tries to make the stage-life less 
glorifying and more sincere andls veryhappywith the music 
he performs, and the contributions of David and Jon. 
The Tom Willits act has opened for such artists as 
Tom Rush, Jesse Colin Young, Leo Kottke, Jonathan Ed- I 
wards, Mac Davis, Peter Yarrow, the James Montgomeryl 
Band, John Sebastian, and the persuasions. 

Tom's outlook is refreshing, for it reflects his positive ' 
approach toward life. This outlook stems from a genuinely 
happy home life, from the fulfillment he receives from his 
music, and because he, unlike many people, is doing exactly 
what he always wanted to do. m keeping with this, while 
being very sensitive toanddlsturbedbythe"ills of society" 
he does not allow hlmselftobetrappedby them, instead his 
songs are hopeful, and he leaves his listener with a sense 
of warmth. 

As Tom has said He's got songs in his head 

love in his heart and you really ought to see him sometime, 
What you will experience is well worth it 

Have you noticed the 
eary, creepy, creatures 
painted on the windows of 
the science Building Foyer? 
1 That's an attempt by the 
Junior Class to spruce up 
the campus for the Halloween 
season. Why not end Octo- 
ber the right way? Thewin- 
dows were painted by the 
creative students of the Mc- 
Kay Campus School under 
the supervision of Ms. Flo- 
rence Scarpaci. Siudents 
from Unit c, Unit D, and 
the Junior High school par- 
ticipated in the adventure. 

FSC Band To Host Music Festival 


The Fltchburg state College Band will be the sponsor 
of a four-way Exchange Concert on Thursday evening, 
November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weston Auditorium. Featured 
in this festival will be the Salem State College Band con- 
ducted by Vincent Gianninl, the Framingham State College 
Band conducted by Edward Melegian, theMerrimack College 
Band conducted by Richard Milgram and the Fltchburg 
State College Band and jazz- Rock Ensemble conducted by 
Frank Patterson. The Salem and Fltchburg Bands will be 
featured In individual performances in the first half of the 
program and the four combined bands will complete the 
concert after intermission. | 

The Fltchburg Band will perform works by Gershwin, I 
Dvorak and Scott Joplln and will also introduce Patricia 
Sullivan, an FSC student, in her debut performance as a 
piano soloist with the Band. Ms. Sullivan has been known at 
the college for her lively performances with the Jaxx- 
Rock Ensemble last year and is also the pianist with the 
group again this year, pat will be playing the second 
Movement of the very popular Mozart piano Concerto No. 
21 (alias the "Elvira Madigan Theme") in a special band 
arrangement written by Frank Patterson. Also on the 
program will be two selections by the new and expanded 
Jazz-Rock_EQsemble which was such a success In last 

year's spring concert season. 

This year promises to be another busy one for the 
FSC Band. Also scheduled this semester is a Winter 
Concert with the Concert Choir and Women's Chorus in 
December which will feature seasonal music. Next semester 
the Band looks forward to a return exchange at Salem, a 
spring concert tour and several concerts on the FSC 
campus. The Band rehearses every Wednesday evening 
from 6-8 p.m. and welcomes the participation of instru- 
mentalists of all levels of ability, students, alumni and 
farultv. to ioin the Band just show up at a regular Wed- 
nesday rehearsal, if you need further information contact 
Mr. Patterson or any of this year's very able Band of- 
ficers; Bob Belmont, president; Dan Cetrone, Vice pres- 
ident; Linda Fee, Secretary; Janet Kenney, Treasurer: 
Sue Dunn and Bev selby, Librarians and Tim Howard and 
Mark Johnson, Managers. 

• The FSC Band's past accomplishments include con- 
certs throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, five 
European countries, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D C 
and innumerable local concerts. shown In the picture is 
the Concert Band performing on the steps of the U.S 
Capitol Building on April 15, 1974 during their 5-dav 
concert to Washington. D.C. 

Nov. Calendar 


Concert: John Sebastian 
All College party: Senior class cinema Lounge 

1. All College party: Sophomore Class 

2. Movies: Weston Auditorium: Cultural Events 
Marx Brothers; "A Night at the Opera" and 
"Duck soup" 7:30 p.m. 

Movie: Weston Auditorium; cultural Events 
"The Reivers" - 8:00 p.m. 
Movie: Weston Auditorium: cultural Events 
"Executive Action" - 8:00 p.m. 
All College Fartyt junior class cinema Lounge 
Concert: Salem state Exchange concert: Weston 
Auditorium 8:00 p.m. 

The events listed above are posted on the social 
calendar in the s.G.A. office. Anyone who wishes to have 
their events listed on this calendar are asked to please post 
their event at least two weeks ahead of time in the s G A 
office on the calendar. 

Nov. 3 - 
Nov.. 5 - 
Nov. 7 - 

Nov. 19 - 
Nov.27 - 



The Beach Boys Saturday, Nov. 23 
Yes - Wednesday, Dec. 11 


Dickie Belts - Wednesday, Nov. 6 

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Sat., Nov. 9 

The Marshall Tucker Band - Sat., Nov. 16 

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Sunday, Nov. 24 


Loggine & Messina Poco - Sunday, Nov. 3 
David Bowie - Nov. 14, 15, 16 
Genesis - Monday, Dec. 9